Posted by Melissa Lyden / Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
For years we have paid homage to high brow wine pairings. Enough of Chardonnay and charcuterie.
Let’s be real…some nights you want to work with what you have at your fingertips. Here are some wine pairings for our favorite types of junk food.
Fruit and chocolate are total naturals. And a fruit wine makes chocolate better.
Try: Fabbioli Cellars Raspberry Merlot
The tomato sauce supplies the acidity, so pick a wine that supplies the fruit. Reciprocity, baby.
Try: 2005 or 2007 Breaux Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay and popcorn both have buttery characteristics. Try them together and see what happens.
Try: 2009 Dry Mill Winery Barrel Chardonnay
For every type of potato chip, there is a wine to wash it down. Food and Wine’s executive wine editor Ray Isle has saved the day with this one.
Try: 2008 Bluemont Vineyard Rose Wine - “The Donkey”
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